From Chalkbeat Colorado: "About 120 teachers, administrators and college professors are meeting in Denver this week to set cut scores for PARCC’s high school language arts and math tests. Similar panels will gather in Denver during the last two weeks of August to set proficiency levels for elementary and middle school test results." … See MoreSee Less
Op/ed by Tiffany Miller, Director of Education Policy at the Center for American Progress: "The Common Core has the potential to be the biggest education reform in decades. Its promise could give many students their best shot at a productive, fulfilling future in college and career." … See MoreSee Less
Blog post from Peter Cunningham, Executive Director of Education Post: "For all of the drama around the standards being too high and the tests being too hard, many teachers and students are rapidly acclimating to the more rigorous standards and curriculum and raising their games." … See MoreSee Less
In this Thursday, March 12, 2015 photo, first-graders learn keyboarding skills at Bayview Elementary School in San Pablo, Calif. Schools around the country are teaching students as young as 6, basic…..
Blog post by Peg Tyre, education reporter and director of strategy for the Edwin Gould Foundation on a report released last month that measures the percentage of kids who are prepared, partially prepared or unprepared for college: "The forecast is not so great, especially if you are poor or your parents don’t have a college degree…This report drives home a sad fact. Those kids may want college. But they are not likely to succeed there." … See MoreSee Less